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Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:45

I have just bought 4x 125litre bags of Verve for my veg bed extension and found them to be fine; oh there was one small stone!

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:41

What an amazing amount of superstition, and from nurses of all people!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:37

A very big thank you to Peter at Moat Road Nursery in Terrington St. Clements Norfolk, for donating about 200 flower pots and he is going to carry on stock-piling them for us

When to harvest

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:23

I harvest when the foliage starts to look a bit lack lustre; it works for me. Then tie them up and hang them in the house away from direct sunlight. Can be a bit garlicky for a while but not for long. Am still using garlic from last summer.

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:15

Edd, I spent 75 hours last year talking to people about making compost at public events and can assure you that an awful lot of people do not understand the green/brown  (nitrogen/carbon) balance needed for a working compost heap so that compost acceloraters/ addition of scrunched up newspaper/diluted urine can all help

Planting Advice

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:11

Could you show us photos? especially the proximity of the flower bed to the grotto?

Keep the Little a lighters Out

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:09

Help! Interested in taking a look at my new gardening social network site?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:08

aaargh! too complicated; I'm far too busy gardening to get involved in something so defracted and complex.

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 16:57

I believe the prevalence of Yew trees in churchyards is because these trees were popular amongst pre-Christian religious groups and the church colonised the pre-Christian 'holy' grounds and built their churches there.

Edd, I was always told by my seriously gardening family that the reason for putting a few crocks in a pot was to create an arch over the drainage holes so that they didn't get blocked by compost; therefore allowing good drainage. It also explains why old broken flowerpots (with a curve) are the best things to use.

With urine and composting I have been told on my compost course that it is a good compost accelorator, but should be diluted; human urine is pretty strong stuff.

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:44

ceninp, I would agree

Discussions started by artjak

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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